- The UALR men's and women's indoor track and field teams captured five first-place
finishes at the ASU Invitational on Friday at the Convocation Center in
Jonesboro, Ark. Caleb Hanson earned
two of the Trojans' five first-place finishes on the day, winning both the mile
and 5,000m runs.
Hanson paced three UALR finishers in the mile run.
Hanson won the event in 4:19.80, while Nathan
Carr placed fourth in 4:29.81 and Brendon
Tucker finished fifth in 4:31.39. Emma
Dahl completed the event sweep for the Trojans by earning victory in the
women's mile run in a time of 5:10.79.
Hanson went on to also win the men's 5,000m run
(15:08.17), while teammate Shaun Koehn
(15:28.44) placed third.
DeLaPaz took the top spot in the women's 5,000m run (18:43.71),
while Tori Copeland (19:31.02)
placed third and Mackenzie Bloom
(19:31.19) finished fourth.
Gunnarson picked up the final win of the day for the Trojans.
Gunnarson placed first (1:53.16) and teammate Alex Ebmeyer (1:56.39) placed second in the men's 800m run.
In other running events, Felix Maritim placed seventh in the 3,000m run (8:57.29), and Casey Lane placed eighth in the men's 400m
dash (51.23). Tachara Thomas placed
15th in the women's 200m dash (26.31). Ashtin Boykin placed 19th in women's 100m dash
In the field events, Jason Belt picked up a third-place finish in the finals of the men's
weight throw (17.53m), and Taron Dunn
placed second in the finals of the men's triple jump (14.49m). Victor Shores also placed 11th
in the men's triple jump (13.22m).
placed 11th in the women's shot put with a throw of 11.41m. Troy Smith placed 13th in
the final of the men's high jump (1.85m). Victor
Shores placed 17th in the finals of the men's long jump (5.92m).
UALR returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 9, when the
Trojans travel to Murfreesboro, Tenn., to compete in the Valentine Invitational.